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posted by janrinok on Monday June 20 2022, @04:27AM   Printer-friendly

Julian Assange's extradition from UK to US approved by home secretary

Priti Patel has approved the extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange to the US, a decision the organisation immediately said it would appeal against in the high court.

The case passed to the home secretary last month after the supreme court ruled there were no legal questions over assurances given by US authorities over how Assange was likely to be treated.

While Patel has given a green light, WikiLeaks immediately released a statement to say it would appeal against the decision.

"Today is not the end of fight," it said. "It is only the beginning of a new legal battle. We will appeal through the legal system; the next appeal will be before the high court."

Also at NYT.


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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by Opportunist on Monday June 20 2022, @07:24AM (9 children)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Monday June 20 2022, @07:24AM (#1254538)

    See, that's the difference between a civilized society and a banana republic: In a civilized society, even non-citizens have basic human rights.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @08:06AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @08:06AM (#1254546)

    Constitution applies equally to foreigners and citizens. There is no distinction. You should really know that. Having said that, here are the places where they claim parts of it don't apply because ...

    https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/border-zone [aclu.org]

  • (Score: 2) by legont on Monday June 20 2022, @03:25PM (5 children)

    by legont (4179) on Monday June 20 2022, @03:25PM (#1254628)

    Is First Amendment a basic human right in your book?

    --
    "Wealth is the relentless enemy of understanding" - John Kenneth Galbraith.
    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @08:58PM (3 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 20 2022, @08:58PM (#1254752)

      Is First Amendment a basic human right in your book?

      Um, yes? In everyone's book, because it is stated in the International Declaration of Human Rights [ohchr.org]:

      Article 19
      Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

      Nice how they anticipated Net Neutrality way back in 1948.

      aristarchus (the one being denied human rights under the IDHR)

      • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday June 21 2022, @02:41AM (2 children)

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 21 2022, @02:41AM (#1254807) Journal

        Your right to express yourself hasn't been taken away or denied you - you are expressing yourself in the comment I am responding to.

        Nowhere in the IDHR or the First Amendment does it give you the right to insist that we publish your expressions. You are free to create your own site and publish whatever you wish, or write to the press, or to use Twitter etc. We are also free to publish whatever we wish.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2022, @06:09AM (1 child)

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2022, @06:09AM (#1254833)

          Expect a case before the European Court of human rights, you brexited bastard! It says right there, . . . oh, you didn't read it, did you? Pretty soon SoylentNews will be left with khallow/Runaway legal interpretations, and the totally unreflective British racism of the Eds. And who, besides Americans, would troll mod the UDHR? Do they not now it was First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt that pushed it through? And nowadays, in collusion with the Brits and the Auzzies, America seeks to undermine the very same, and to get immunity from the International Criminal Court where its war criminals, like Tom Cruz, could be tried.

          [BTW, if you knew what measures I have to take to just get an AC post to appear on SoylentNews. Bad posting notices, invalid forms, Cowboys slowing down, the whole circus is quite amusing, and totally ineffective. I imagine that if I was not a Soylentil from the beginning, committed to the Cause, I might be deterred by such trivial measures. But, Freeze Peaches, you Blimey Bag of Bollocks! I will be back. ]

          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday June 21 2022, @02:23PM

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 21 2022, @02:23PM (#1254893) Journal

            you didn't read it, did you?

            Yes, I did. But unlike yourself, I also understood it. It doesn't say any medium 'of your choice', but you can use any of those that will permit you to. We simply moderate you. Have you tried WaPo, or BBC News? Think of the coverage you could get from them for your valuable and insightful political views.

            I wonder how all those European countries managed to get RT off the air - they must be queuing up to be in the dock before a judge of the International Court for walking all over Putin's human rights?

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Opportunist on Tuesday June 21 2022, @08:13AM

      by Opportunist (5545) on Tuesday June 21 2022, @08:13AM (#1254840)

      Not just mine, the international declaration of human rights would say so, too:

      "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

      Note, though, that it doesn't expect you to have the right to impose your opinion on anyone. You have the right to speak. Nobody has the obligation to listen.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Opportunist on Tuesday June 21 2022, @11:02AM (1 child)

    by Opportunist (5545) on Tuesday June 21 2022, @11:02AM (#1254853)

    Am I the only one who finds the "disagree" mod on this one kinda ... frightening?

    Seriously, do people really disagree with the idea that humans should have basic human rights independent of their origin?

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2022, @06:26PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday June 21 2022, @06:26PM (#1254978)

      I hate to break it to you, but yes, some do.